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Coin - Half Sovereign, Western Australia, Australia, 1918 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 3169

Summary:
Australia Western Australia
Half Sovereign 1918 P
Mint: Perth
Struck with clashed dies

Half sovereigns from the Perth Mint bearing the date 1918 were all struck in later years - 1919 and 1920.
Description:
A gold coin (19 mm diameter with milled edge) featuring a bare head of King George V facing left; around, GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND:IMP: below on the neck truncation in tiny letters the artist's initials B.M.. The reverse features St. George on horseback holding short sword, the horse rearing to right over a fallen dragon which has a broken lance in its chest; in exergue, the date, 1918 and the artist's initials B.P. The mint mark P is in the ground above the middle of the date.
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 19 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 3.992 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, Edgar Bertram Mackennal, Sculptor (1863-1931), HRH King George V (1865-1936), Perth Mint, Medal & Coin Makers, East Perth, Western Australia
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Australia - Western Australia
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Imperial
DateEra: 1918 AD
Denomination: Half Sovereign
Obverse Description: Bare head of King George V facing left; around, GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND:IMP: below on the neck truncation in tiny letters the artist's initials B.M..
Reverse Description: St. George on horseback holding short sword, the horse rearing to right over a fallen dragon which has a broken lance in its chest; in exergue, the date, 1918 and the artist's initials B.P. The mint mark P is in the ground above the middle of the date.
Edge Description: milled
Inscriptions: Obverse: GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND:IMP:
Reverse: 1918 P B.P.
Shape: Round
Material: Gold
Issued By: King George V, Western Australia, Australia
Mint: Perth (Mint), 1919-1920

Half sovereigns from the Perth Mint bearing the date 1918 were all struck in later years - 1919 and 1920.
Artist: Sir Bertram Mackennal
Artist: Benedetto Pistrucci - Royal Mint, London

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